Racism and the Right to Development: The Intersections of Marginality

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Racism and the Right to Development: The Intersections of Marginality

Special Issue of Cross-Cultural Human Rights Review (CCHRR)

The Cross-Cultural Human Rights Review invites papers for consideration for a special issue that examines the intersections between racism and the right to development. The special issue will examine racism and racial discrimination in the context of conceptualizing, theorizing, and operationalizing the right to development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the 2030 Agenda. Anti-racism, non-discrimination, and equality of opportunity for development are central pillars of the right to development agenda. The Declaration on the Right to Development (DRTD) enjoins states to take resolute steps to eliminate the violations of the human rights of peoples affected by racism and racial discrimination. The elimination of racism is recognized as essential to fulfilling the right to development. However, both the right to development and the issue of racism have been identified as two of the most marginalized areas of human rights advocacy within the international human rights system. This special issue will bring attention to these intersections of marginality within the broader human rights movement.

We invite scholars and practitioners from across disciplines and practice interested in addressing these questions to submit papers for consideration for inclusion in the volume. We are seeking papers that explore the following sub-topics:

  • The Right to Development and the 2020 Agenda
  • State Obligations, International Cooperation, and Global Partnerships
  • The Role of Civil Society
  • Racism, Exclusion and Development
  • Poverty and Social Inequities
  • The Right to Health: COVID-19 pandemic and Racialized Communities
  • The Right to Education
  • Policing and the administration of justice
  • Affirmative Action, Quotas as remedy to systemic racism
  • Data, Measurement and Accountability

Papers should be between 5,000-10,000 words and submitted by 30 June 2022

CCHRR author guidelines



Special Volume Editor: Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh (McMaster University, Canada)

Please send papers or questions to Dr. Melike Yilmaz:  yilmam2@mcmaster.ca